A pop music radio show for people who already know plenty about pop music, hosted by Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber and heard every Friday night from 10:30 to midnight on KFAI-FM, 90.3 FM Minneapolis, 106.7 FM St. Paul, and KFAI.org.
In a spur-of-the-moment attempt to responsibly acknowledge the real workaday world we live in, this Friday, Sept. 1, Crap From The Past and Radio Rumpus Room will present a "Friday Night Back To School Special." As area students prepare to return to their scholastic endeavors, three solid hours of programming will address the age-old trials and concerns of youth in the (mostly) middle school/high school environment. (Well, at least those issues chronicled in pop and rock'n'roll songs from the '60s to the present.)
If you have children in school, if you ever went to school, if you occasionally come in contact with students at your place of worship or liquor store, or if -- confounding our demographics -- you yourself may actually be a student, you will not want to miss this rare educational broadcast.
The "Friday Night Back To School Special" begins this Friday at 9:00 p.m. with Radio Rumpus Room and continues until midnight with Ron Gerber and Crap From The Past. For the sake of the generations that will some day govern this nation, please do not miss this important piece of programming.
Don't be a fool -- stay in school!
Ron T. (and Jean, and Ron G. too)
for Radio Rumpus Room and Crap From The Past
INTERPLANET JANET - Lynn Ahrens, from Schoolhouse Rock
TEACHER TEACHER - .38 Special (1984)
PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE - Young MC (1990)
COLLEGE GIRLS - Jesse Jaymes (1991)
THE ELEMENTS - Tom Lehrer
HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL - Carole Pope and Rough Trade
ADULT EDUCATION - Daryl Hall and John Oates (1984)
LET ME CARRY YOUR SCHOOLBOOKS - Ripples and Waves Plus Michael (1967)
STAY IN SCHOOL PSA - James Brown
HOT FOR TEACHER - Van Halen (1984)
SUBSTITUTE - Righteous Brothers (1975)
SUBSTITUTE - Percy Faith (1975)
SUBSTITUTE - Clout (1978)
SUBSTITUTE - Gloria Gaynor (1978)
MY OLD SCHOOL - Steely Dan (1974)
CHEMISTRY - Semisonic (2001)
SCHOOL BOY CRUSH - Average White Band (1975)
HEY SCHOOLGIRL - Tom and Jerry (1958)
SCHOOL OF ROCK - School of Rock featuring Jack Black and Cast (Oct 2003)